George Steven Reese

Brief Life History of George Steven

When George Steven Reese was born in 1899, in Churchstoke, Montgomeryshire, Wales, his father, George Reese, was 29 and his mother, Jane Stephens, was 25.

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Family Time Line

George Reese
1870–
Jane Stephens
1874–
Mary Emily Reese
1897–
George Steven Reese
1899–
Alice Beatrice Reese
1900–
Gertrude Matilda Reese
1902–
Winifred May Reese
1904–
Edith Ellen Reese
1905–1905
Lissie Rose Reese
1909–
William Herbert Reese
1910–

Sources (3)

  • George S Reese, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • George Stephen Rees, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • George Steven Reese, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

World Events (8)

1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

1908

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1940

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Rice .

North German and Dutch (De Reese): nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.

German: habitational name from any of the places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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